RC's President Rick Schenker was interviewed on the Called2Action streaming radio program on July 18, 2014. Here's the podcast, scroll down to July 18, "Reaching College Kids with Biblical Truth": Rick spoke with Ben LaCorte who was standing in for the regular host, Steve Noble, and explained Ratio Christi and the importance of such a mission as ours. Called2Action comes out of Raleigh, N.C. on 1030 AM and out of Charlotte on 105.7 FM, and has been on the air in various formats since 1997.
RC's Chapter Director at Central Connecticut State University (CSSU), Daniel T. Wynne, was interviewed on Apologetics.com Radio on June 27, 2014. The podcast is available on iTunes. Scroll to the episode "Persuasion, Reason and the Gospel," downloaded on 7/8/14. For listening on a computer, iTunes can be downloaded free. We're grateful for the existence of radio programs like this, which were created specifically to 'remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith and answer objections to the gospel message' (paraphrased from Apologetics.com).
As a result of his April, 2014 appearance on "Mickelson in the Morning" with host Jan Mickelson on 1040 AM WHO Radio, our Internation Director John Stewart was asked to guest-host the show while Mickelson is away July 10 and 11, 2014. 1040 AM is out of Des Moines, Iowa. Stewart, who's also an allied attorney with Alliance Defense Fund, had presented "A Case for the Resurrection" from a lawyer's perspective during Easter week on Mickelson's show. His guest host spots will air live on the internet, 9:00-11:30 AM Central Time.
Ratio Christi's President Rick Schenker was interviewed on WTBN Radio out of Tampa Bay, Fla., Faith Talk 570 and 910 AM. His June 25, 2014 segment of "Drive Time with Bill Bunkley" covered the pervasive secular environment on college campuses and what we can do about it. Listen to the podcast by scrolling here to 6/25/14 and moving the cursor to 1:18:00. Bunkley, the show's host, is a well-known and popular Christian radio personality in Tampa Bay who's also involved in Government Relations for Florida.
“How Homeschooling and Classical Christian Schooling Could Alter the Leadership of the Future”– This is the title of a Breakpoint Column that hit the internet on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. According to a representative from BreakPoint, the article received more views in its first 10 hours - 1,794 views and while most of North America was sleeping - than many of their previous articles have received after weeks online. It is evidence that people are truly bothered by the downward trend in today's culture, and are looking for hope for society in the future.
The writer of the article is Tom Gilson, our National Field Director. He is a regular contributor to BreakPoint. On that same Wednesday, Gilson was also featured on two radio programs: "Line of Fire" with Michael Brown (Select the 6.18.14 broadcast to listen) and "The Mike Allen Show" (scroll to Wednesday, June 18 and Segment 2 to listen).
Trevor Ray Slone, Ratio Christi’s Chapter Director at Kansas State University, was interviewed on the Parker J. Cole Show, 103.3 WLUV out of Detroit. The June 14, 2014 segment was entitled “Reasonable Faith.” Cole and Slone discussed such issues as: How can we reach our children who grow up in church but are spiritually distant from God by the time they’re in their pre-teens? Can the Church be equipped to address a society that raises man to godhood level but puts God as a mere imaginary friend of our consciousness? How can we equip the Church to know that our faith is reasonable? Hear the podcast of this program.
We're thankful for all the media coverage opportunities that have been coming our way. On June 5, 2014, RC's president Rick Schenker was featured on "The Ride Home with John and Kathy" radio show, 101.5 WORD-FM out of Pittsburgh, PA. The show streams live online each weekday evening for two hours. In this podcast of his live interview, Schenker comes on at 1:38:25 and it can be fast forwarded to that point. He answers some deep questions from hosts John Hall and Kathy Emmons about college life today, the peer pressure students are under to leave their Christian faith behind, and how Ratio Christi works on campuses training students in apologetics to help them defend and strengthen their faith.
President Rick Schenker and our new National Trainer Tony Feiger chatted with WLJN-FM radio host Pete Lathrop in Traverse City, Michigan. It originally played on 89.9 FM locally on June 3, 2014, but here’s your chance to hear the interview. They discussed the basics on Ratio Christi’s movement going forward. Due to our exciting rapid expansion and new chapter leaders and staff coming on board, we've reached a need for a National Trainer to develop a uniform leadership curriculum. Feiger, who came to us with years of experience working at Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), is turning his work with Ratio Christi into a dual role as he will also continue being Chapter Director at Northwestern Michigan College for the immediate future.
RC’s president Rick Schenker spoke with Trevor Ray Slone, host of the “Think it Through Apologetics” radio show on KHCA Angel 95FM out of Manhattan, Kansas. Radio host Slone is also our Ratio Christi Chapter Director at Kansas State University. He started the program in May. Schenker and Slone discussed the origins, purpose and future goals of Ratio Christi. Scroll down at the show link to listen to Rick Schenker in the May 30, 2014 broadcast, but Slone's other shows already listed there are interesting as well. He's interviewed people like Bobby Conway, known as "the One-Minute apologist" on YouTube and author Dan Dewitt about a new book, "Jesus or Nothing."
Ratio Christi's National Field Director Tom Gilson was interviewed on Apologetics315.com, one of the most popular apologetics websites on the Internet. Beside being our NFD, Gilson is a blogger at ThinkingChristian.net. He spoke with Apologetics315's Brian Auten about Ratio Christi and its growth, our Ratio Christi College Prep program, and the Ratio Christi chapters around the country. He also discussed the print publication of his book True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism (co-authored by Carson Weitnauer), responding to the new atheist movement and atheists writing on that topic.